Angela Watercutter

Angela Watercutter
Angela Watercutter's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Publications: Wired

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
59% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The whole movie is a setup for a punch line that never comes. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Its good guys and bad guys could teach Hollywood's caped crusaders a thing or two about saving the world-even if they can't be saved from the movie they're in. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
64% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is what a remake should be-a reinvention of themes, not a slavish recreation of what's already been done. And what Guadagnino has done is turn Argento's themes into narrative ideas. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
87% First Man (2018) Had it not gone deep into the story of the person at its center, First Man would've fallen flat. Instead, it stuck the landing. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's Gaga at her best, raw and fearless-and there's nothing more all-consuming than watching her rise. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Everything she was saying-about art, about the tools of comedy, about the strength of broken people who rebuild themselves-hit like a locomotive. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
100% Rewind This! (2013) What's compelling about Rewind This! isn't that there are so many people who love one particular media format... it's how the film unearths a strong nostalgia for a time isn't even really that long ago. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Truly, lean-and-meanness is Ant-Man and the Wasp's greatest gift. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is doing part of what it set out to do-prove that a previously bro-tastic franchise could be executed with the same success rate with a cast of women. Behold: It is proven. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Ten years in, Marvel has managed to keep everyone along for the ride. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Uprising is nothing more than the wedding-band cover version of Pacific Rim. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 doesn't just match the original-it cuts it off at the knees and gives its hero a whole new set of legs to run on. (This is both a metaphor and an actual plot point.) - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
93% Looper (2012) A sci-fi film for action fans, a drama for futuristic-fetish geeks, and a gangster movie for... well, pretty much anyone. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
40% Justice League (2017) The movie, basically, is a collection of subreddits on celluloid-some good, some bad, all there. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Pulling off a feat like this in the current Marvel movie universe might be Thor's most heroic feat yet. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet It is very likely Inhumans will end up looking like a big misstep. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) If you like superhero flirting, bonding, and not-too-graphic dick jokes, it's a hoot. There might even be a tearjerker or two. But if you're hoping for something radically different from the first Guardians, you might be disappointed. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
67% Life (2017) While you're watching Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal gamely trying to hunk up Life's Alien-lite premise and predictable twist ending, your mind will wander-and at some point you'll wonder when big space movies became such an unrelenting snooze. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) [Vogt-Robert's] film is still very much a Kong movie-it has a giant ape destroying things, that's pretty much all you need-but it thankfully forgoes unnecessary retreading of the 1976 and 2005 films. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) Kristen Stewart has had to hold her own against an array of costars: vampires; a Huntsman; Juliette Binoche. But in her new film, Personal Shopper, she does her best acting yet. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
93% Logan (2017) That rage-filled, drunk, foul-mouthed Logan who never got to fully surface in the previous X-Men movies is finally joining his buddy Deadpool in the world of grown-up cinema. And it's the perfect way for him to end his run. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) By all measures, Rogue One succeeds; it's a thrilling, well-told, Star Wars movie that will scratch any fan's itch. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
92% Ex Machina (2015) Like Her, Ex Machina is a smart, beautiful film. But when the only female lead in your movie is one whose function is to turn the male lead on while being in a position to be turned off, that says a lot about what you think of the value of women in films. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) It's that balance of slugfest and gabfest that ends up being Civil War's greatest strength. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
74% Ghostbusters (2016) McKinnon-and her ever-morphing facial expressions and dance moves-is the saving grace of Ghostbusters. It's a performance so utterly weird and nuanced you can't not watch it. Seriously. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
27% Suicide Squad (2016) While I'm seemingly in the minority of people who actually liked Suicide Squad, the criticism is valid. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
28% Warcraft (2016) Warcraft, man. It's not good. I mean, it's not Jupiter Ascending, but still, there's nothing to it. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) At a time when genre and sci-fi movies focus so much on one thing -- namely, stuff going boom -- Colossal's true sucker punch is that it's a monster movie that's not really about monsters at all. - Wired EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017